STANFORD, Calif. (KRON) — While people shelter in place and work from home, daily carbon dioxide emissions have dropped as much as 17% globally.

That’s according to the latest study published by a research group called Global Carbon Project, which is an initiative led by a Stanford University professor.

Stanford’s Rob Jackson says we haven’t seen a decrease in emissions this low in decades, since World War II.

While the coronavirus has led to the significant drops in greenhouse gases, Jackson says it’s likely to be short-lived as we continue to loosen restrictions.

Lately you’ve probably noticed the bluer skies, the clearer water and the fresh air.

With less people on the road and in the sky because of shelter in place orders, harmful pollution to our planet is dropping significantly — highlighted by a time lapse.

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